Did He Say Mama?

Between 9 and 11 months, many babies begin mixing consonant and vowel sounds, stringing them together in long songs: “Ba-ba-ba-ba! Da-da-da! Ma-ma-ma!”

Your enthusiastic response to “Ma-ma” and “Da-da” encourages your baby to repeat those sounds and helps to give them meaning.

“Bye-bye” is another sound babies this age quickly connect to meaning, along with a wave.

Disclaimer: This page is not intended to provide medical advice about your child. Always seek the advice of a physician, qualified healthcare provider or child-development specialist with any questions you have about your child's health, medical condition or development. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you read here.

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